Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Class Page

Welcome to our Year 5 class page. We hope that this page will give you lots of useful information about what we will be doing over the year.

Mrs Latif is the class teacher in class 7 from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Brierley is the Class teacher in class 7 on a Friday. Miss Bradley is the class teacher in class 8 and Miss Hickling is the class teacher in Class 9.

Our teaching assistants are: Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Akhtar in class 7, Mrs Cookson in class 8 and Miss Shena in class 9.

This term our topic is Mountains. Please see our Autumn term newsletter below for further information about the children’s learning. 

Autumn Term Newsletter Sept 2018

Internationally Women’s Day – 7th March

Our Year 5 girls had a think about the achievements as women and girls. They came up with some fantastic things that they can do because they are strong girls. We had our international womens day assembly last week. #BalanceIsBetter #IWD2019

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Cressida Cowell Live Stream – 6th March

Class 9 got to speak to Cressida Cowell on live stream thanks to @SkypeClassoom and #Skype2learn. It was a fantastic experience. We learnt how to draw the main characters and got to ask her questions. Thanks for this wonderful experience @SkypeClassroom.

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Starjik Drama – Ice palace

We have been reading The Ice Palace by Robert Swindell. We have started to focus on the villain in the story Starjik, and what he’d think of Ivan’s journey. He wasn’t very nice about it….

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Ice Palace 5th March 2019

Here’s some of our work on The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells. We have completed concience alleys, acted out the story, freeze frames, and used the Now Press Play to help us make predictions on what will happen to Ivan!

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Healthy Me

Year 5 are learning about Healthy Me this half term, including the effects of drinking and smoking on the body. Here were our thoughts on the effects of these two things on your bodies.

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We also watched this video to help us understand the effects of alcohol

Class 9 Potatos – 5th March 2019

Here are photos of Class 9’s potatos.

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Robots – 28th February 2019

Year 5 got to play with Robots in PPA last week as our PE teacher wasn’t in. We had a fantastic afternoon.

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Buddhist Temple visit – 14th February 2019

Year 5 went to visit the Buddhist Temple in Brooklands. We met a Buddhist Monk and learnt about what he does. We also learnt more about the Buddhist religion. Here were some of the childrens comments from the trip:
Amaan – “I enjoyed asking the monk questions about what he does.”
Huzaifah – “I enjoyed visiting the temple and listening to the monk.”
Hafsah – “I enjoyed drawing picture of the things in the tmple.”
Mehak – “I enjoyed listening to the monk telling us about Buddah and look for the things in the temple.”
Huriyah -I enjoyed seeing the Buddha statue up close.”

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Wire Birds

Year 5 have been making wire birds as part of our topic. We first sketched lots of birds and their feathers, then today we have used wire and tissue paper to create collages of birds in flight. We’ll share our finished results soon!

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Fun in the Snow – 30th January 2019

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Oldham Zen Buddhist Meditation Centre

Below are some photographs from our Year 5 visit with Oldham Zen Buddhist Meditation Centre. They came in to see us to talk to us about Buddhism and why Buddhists meditate. We had a go at some meditation. The children really enjoyed finding their ‘zone’ and making sure they weren’t distracted by the ‘Monkey Mind’. They thought about the wheel of life, and what the different emotions you would feel are. They heard the story of the Man and His Ox, and how when he was in the Greedy Realm he beat his ox friend, and how he had to learn to be nice again.

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Christian Aid.

Year 5 have had Christian Aid come to visit them this week to help answer their big question “If there is a God, why do people suffer?” Alan Beedie came in and spoke to all of year 5 about the work Christian Aid does, and why it is important to help others. He then encouraged them to think about their own beliefs and thoughts surrounding the subject.
“It’s been a fantastic day with Alan. The children have been really engaged thinking about suffering in the world and reasons why it happens. They have been really mature. Thank you to Christian Aid for a fantastic day.” Samantha Nicholson-Hickling.
The question is part of a wider unit called Life’s Big Questions, whereby the children are encouraged to think about their own beliefs alongside those of other religions, to develop an understanding of the things in life we can not answer e.g. what happens after we die, is there life out there in Space, why do people have belief.

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Rocket World Visits Alexandra Park

Can’t go to the country? Well bring the country to you! Rocket World bring visitors from around the world to visit schools around the country. Yesterday they came to Alexandra Park to help Y5 as part of their celebrating differance PSHE topic.

PSHE co-ordinator Samantha Nicholson-Hickling said “I’ve seen them work in lots off school and they never disappoint. The children are really engaged with the visitors and love learning about the different cultures. Thank you so much for providing this service as it allows the children to jet around the world, while staying in the comfort of their classroom.”

Year 5 pupil Zulaikha Ali said “I loved it! I loved collecting the stickers and trying lots of different activities. I learnt lots about Malaysia and Pakistan and all the other countries we had.”

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Crime Scene

Hi! Here’s some photos from our crime scene lesson today – Mrs Wainrights keyboard was stolen and someone was to blame. We had to work out who.

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Dissecting Flowers

On January 21st 2019, Y5 dissected flowers to learn to reproductive parts of the flower

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Please find attached below the brain builder for year 5’s this half term. Added 23/10/2018.

Space TickList 1 stars

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